About the Project
The project was prepared to support immediate improvements in the operation, maintenance, safety, skills development, and implementation capacity of SLR. The project will
- improve the operational efficiency of the railway network by addressing key operating bottlenecks with the modernization of the telecommunications, ticketing, operations headquarter, and train control center systems;
- upgrade the railway workshop at Ratmalana, and procure rolling stock and track maintenance equipment;
- improve railway safety mainly through the construction of housing blocks to support the future resettlement of encroachers and the improvement of Colombo Fort and Maradana stations; and
- upgrade the Sri Lanka German Railway Technical Training Center (SLGRTTC)
Railway Islandwide Smart Ticketing and Seat Reservation System
SLR has been using the same conventional and way old ticketing system for 150 years and an upgrade has been due for decades. SLR was not able to upgrade its system over the years and in addition, there hadn’t been any successful proposals from local IT giants, despite of having many in the local IT industry for a viable replacement.
Railway Island wide Telecommunication System
Sri Lanka Railway had been using an overhead copper wire based telecommunication system from its inception till 1985. Each railway Line had its own telephone circuit (control circuit) connecting all railway station to one of the train control centers at Colombo, Nawalapitiya or Anuradhapura. In this system, the Dialing was done with very special key and selector arrangement.
Improving railway safety
Mainly through the construction of housing blocks to support the future resettlement of encroaches, and the improvement of Colombo Fort and Maradana stations
Improving Training Facilities
Through upgrading the Sri Lanka German Railway Technical Training Center (SLGRTTC) to provide modern training facilities to the staff of Sri Lanka Railway.
Better Rail Transport for the Future
Learn how the project is going to revolutionize the rail transport in Sri Lanka.